I’m Annaleisa, the owner and lead photographer of Meraki. Born and raised in Colorado, I’m a lover of the mountains, pineapple pizza (yes, I’m that person), and dogs of all sizes. I’m a little bit wild, down-to-earth, and will tell you dirty jokes until you crack a smile.
I believe that a great photograph captures who you truly are. You’re unique, and that’s a great thing! My approach is to provide a welcoming environment where people can feel free to be themselves, without judgement. I’ve been told that I have a real gift for helping my clients feel safe and comfortable to capture that perfect shot.
For me, photographing couples is about portraying the connection they share with one another, their families, and their friends. From engagement shoots to your wedding day, your photographer is there for some of the biggest moments of your life. My goal is for each of my clients to get that warm and fuzzy feeling every time they look at their photos!
MAKES ME HAPPY:
Gin & Tonic
Greece and Spain
go-to TV shows:
karaoke and sandwich making
Friends, Bob's Burgers, Schitt's Creek
Baking all the things
Hey! I’m Chris. I was born and raised in New York though I spent 7 months hiking the entirety of the Appalachian trail so I'm always ready to adventure (don't worry, I'll prep Annaleisa too!)
To this day I'll sleep anywhere for the sake of being with nature whether it's camping in the summer or sleeping in my RAV4 with my snowboard in ski season. When I'm not chasing powder, I'm chasing ultimate frisbees.
I grew up with parents in the film industry and always had a love of video - just don't ask to see the embarrassing films I made as a kid.
My approach is more of a documentary style where I'm constantly looking for the details many people miss. I'm there to help you be the stars of your own movie, where from the front row, you'll rewatch your incredible day all over again.
A few of my not-so-secrets
- I’m a hopeless romantic
- We're recently married!
- I love a good hike (even though I get winded just taking the stairs)
- I'm a binger of all things from Audiobooks to True Crime Docs to HP Marathons
- I’m equally happy dancing to live music or embroidering by a campfire
- I’m always down for midnight karaoke
- I shamelessly love The Bachelor franchise and once grabbed drinks with
a few BIP contestants (lemme tell ya all about it)
- I love to sing made up songs to our pup, Auggie!
Did we just become best friends?
Hello! I’m Sara, Meraki's associate photographer. I was born in Colorado Springs and have been here ever since. I love thrifting and to make homemade caesar salad (It’s the recipe from the New York Times—if you know, you know). Photography has always been special to me because it allows us to look back on moments that we might otherwise forget and to be able to share those memories with others.
My approach to photography is a mixture of documentary and directive. For the majority of your day, I’ll be a fly on the wall who photographs moments as they occur, which allows for the most genuine and candid photos. This approach truly represents your day as it was. For a small part of your day, however, I will take on a new role and lead you through poses. This way, you can rest easy knowing that you will have beautiful photos of you and your loved ones even if you’ve never taken professional photos together before.
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